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European Museum of the Year Awards and Conference 2020


29 Apr 2020 - 02 May 2020


National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP

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For the first time in its history, the EMYA Conference and Awards Ceremony will take place in Cardiff, Wales from 29 April – 2 May 2020, with local tours planned for 3 May.

The host institution will be Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, and the Conference and Awards Ceremony will take place at National Museum Cardiff.

The theme of the Conference is Museum Innovation and Cultural Democracy. This is a time of unprecedented political instability in Europe as a whole, and particularly in the four nations of the United Kingdom. Wales, as one of these nations, is unique in its efforts to create social and cultural policies that actively address the deep inequalities that exist between its citizens.

The keynote speakers, who will include the Commissioner for the Well-being of Future Generations in Wales, will bring international perspectives on the conference theme, exploring the unprecedented challenges that humanity has created for its societies and the natural environment, and presenting some of the innovative solutions developed by museums and other organisations in response to these.

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